The government of Nova Scotia published a news release on June 16, 2022 announcing new allocations confirmed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for 2022.
Nova Scotia’s confirmed 2022 allocation includes a total of 5,430 applicants for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP). NSNP saw a 17 percent increase with 400 more nominations, while AIP’s allocation increased by 75 percent - 1,173 nomination spaces more than when compared last year.
Nova Scotia's economic immigration programs, the Provincial Nominee Program and the Atlantic Immigration Program, are both available to people who want to work in Nova Scotia and want a path to permanent residency.
Under the Provincial Nominee Program, there are nine established streams for potential immigrants based on their work experience, skills, and occupation. The province welcomed 9,025 new permanent residents in 2021, a record-breaking number that exceeded the previous high by 19 per cent.